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Malacostraca is a short psychological horror film written and directed by Charles Pieper. It features Charlie Pecoraro and Amber Bollinger. It was shot by  Ava Shorr. Its practical creature puppets were created by legendary special effects artist Gabe Bartalos (Brain Damage, Leprechaun, The Cremaster Cycle, Gremlins 2).

Gabe Bartalos hard at work sculpting the newborn creature puppet's design...

Gabe Bartalos hard at work sculpting the newborn creature puppet's design...

Filming Charlie Pecoraro as 'Chris' during the 1st weekend of 'Malacostraca.'

Filming Charlie Pecoraro as 'Chris' during the 1st weekend of 'Malacostraca.'

Cinematographer Ava Shorr and director Charles Pieper discussing the film with first AD Boman Modine.

Cinematographer Ava Shorr and director Charles Pieper discussing the film with first AD Boman Modine.

Gabe Bartalos helping prep the actors for the birth scene...

Gabe Bartalos helping prep the actors for the birth scene...

Director Charles Pieper getting actress Amber bollinger's hair just right for her dramatic crawdad filled introductory scene during the 1st shooting weekend of 'Malacostraca.'

Director Charles Pieper getting actress Amber bollinger's hair just right for her dramatic crawdad filled introductory scene during the 1st shooting weekend of 'Malacostraca.'